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United States Concern Over Delays in Somalia’s Electoral Process

The United States is increasingly concerned about delays in the 2016 Somali electoral process. The Federal Government of Somalia, Somali parliament, and regional leaders have repeatedly voiced their commitment to hold an electoral process on schedule, in accordance with the Somali constitution and resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. The continuing legitimacy of Somali ...
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International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the world’s women—past, present, and future—and recognize their many contributions and reflect on what more needs to be done to empower over half of the world’s population. We remember the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history, and we applaud the women of today who lead, inspire, and work to ...
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Reminder to U.S. Citizens To Exercise Caution While Traveling During the Holidays

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 24, 2015 As we approach the holidays, the U.S. Department of State reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert , issued on November 23, and the continuing need to exercise caution during the holiday season. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive security messages ...
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The United States Commends Somali National Consultative Forum Declaration and Urges Final Agreement on Electoral Model by January 10

Press StatementMark C. Toner Washington, DC December 17, 2015 The United States commends Somalia’s National Consultative Forum for its efforts to reach consensus on an inclusive, transparent, and legitimate electoral process in 2016. We welcome the agreed principles in the Mogadishu Declaration as essential elements of a more inclusive and democratic electoral process than the ...
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Federal Republic of Somalia Re-opens Embassy in Washington

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield represented the United States at the historic re-opening of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Washington, D.C. on November 18.  His Excellency Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Abdusalam Omer also attended the event hosted by Somali Ambassador to the United ...
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